Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre Awarded National Trust of Canada’s Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Resilient Places Award (Algoma University)

Algoma University’s Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) has been awarded the National Trust of Canada Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Resilient Places Award for their impressive work on the Shingwauk site.

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards bring national attention to exemplary projects and places that contribute to quality of life and sense of place, and illustrate the viability of heritage buildings and sites for traditional or new uses. The awards are presented in two categories, (1) Transformative Projects and (2) Resilient Places. The ‘Resilient Places’ award is given to historic places or landscapes that illustrate extraordinary resilience, significance, and benefit to a community over a sustained period of time, with a successful track record of 10 years or more.

“It is through endeavours and acknowledgements like this, that continue to give hope to the important work of truth and reconciliation,” noted Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Director of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. “The resilience of our First Nations, Métis and Inuit right across the land is a gift that will continue to be passed on for generations to come.  Intergenerational trauma will see healing because of it.”

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